Capacity of the LTM and STM.

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  • Created on: 29-03-13 20:48

It has been determined that the LTM has an unlimited capacity. Any loss of info from the LTM is said to be a result of decay or interference, not capacity limitations.


A central area of the MSM model is that, the capacity of the STM is limited.

  • This was first studied by Joseph Jacobs (1887) using the digit span technique. He used a SERIAL RECALL task to show that only 7 items could be remembered immediately. Explaining the capacity of the…


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